Debut solo album by The Who's lead singer, Roger Daltrey which is the third member to make a solo album. It was first released in 1973. The album took six weeks to record during January and February 1973. Sessions took place at Daltrey's Barn Studio, Burwash, East Sussex, where the backing tracks were laid down; vocals, overdubs, and mixing were completed at The Beatles' Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row (the vocals for "One Man Band (reprise)" were recorded on the Apple rooftop, where The Beatles had performed their famous final concert in January 1969), and at Nova Sound Studios.
The album was recorded during a hiatus time in The Who's touring schedule. The top single off the album, "Giving it All Away", reached number five in the UK and the album made the Top 50 in the United States. He also released a single in 1973, "Thinking" with B-side "There is Love" which features Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin on guitar. Bizarrely, the British release, with considerable airplay of "Giving it All Away" (first lines "I paid all my dues so I picked up my shoes, I got up and walked away") coincided with news reports of The Who being sued for unpaid damage to their hotel on a recent tour, including a TV set being thrown out of the window.
Former British pop teen idol Adam Faith and Dave Courtney co-produced the album.
1. "One Man Band" 3:54
2. "The Way of the World" (Adam Faith, David Courtney) 3:16
3. "You Are Yourself" 4:13
4. "Thinking" 4:27
5. "You and Me" (Faith, Courtney) 2:32
6. "It's a Hard Life" 3:39
7. "Giving it All Away" 3:26
8. "The Story So Far" 4:08
9. "When the Music Stops" 3:12
10. "Reasons" 3:50
11. "One Man Band" (Reprise) 1:18
1. "There is Love" (B-side of "Thinking", and released as a bonus track on the 2005 remaster) 4:39
Roger Daltrey - Lead vocals, Acoustic guitar
Dave Courtney - Piano
Russ Ballard - Guitar, Piano solo on 'The Story So Far'
Bob Henrit - Drums
Dave Wintour - Bass guitar
Brian Cole - Steel guitar
Roy Young Band - Brass
Dave Arbus - Violin on 'The Way of the World'
Jimmy Page - Guitar on out-take 'There is Love
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